How does Mayo stack up against its competitors? Minnesota's Mayo Clinic wants to secure its position as a leader in the health care industry, and has proposed a $5 billion expansion plan to accomplish that goal. But Mayo faces competition from several well-funded global medical centers, and that's part of the reason the clinic says it needs to build for the future.4:49 p.m.
Obama Says He Can't Force A Budget Deal: 'I'm Not A Dictator'
Congress failed to reach an agreement on the spending cuts known as the sequester — and now they are out of time. On Friday morning, Congressional leaders from both parties met at the White House. Afterward, House Speaker John Boehner made it clear that Republicans won't budge on taxes.
Week In Politics: Sequester, Voting Rights Act
Audie Cornish talks to regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the sequester and the Supreme Court's consideration of a Voting Rights Act case.
Study: Depression, Autism And Schizophrenia Share Genetic Links
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia may be linked by common genetic risk factors, according to a new study published in The Lancet. Audie Cornish speaks with study author Jordan Smoller of Harvard Medical School.
Fairy Tales For Grown-Ups? More Are On The Way
A slew of new fairy tale films is on the way to your nearest cineplex, but the intended audience might not be what you'd think. Bob Mondello explains how these movies, like their audiences, are growing up, taking on adult themes and dealing with the fears of a new generation of young adults.
Pentagon Won't Feel Most Of Sequester's Effects Until Summer
Across-the-board spending cuts are set to go into effect on Friday. But the sequestration will be more like a long slope than a cliff. Pentagon officials don't expect serious cuts — like furloughs and lost flying time — to kick in for at least two months.